Meaning of EXPERIMENT in English
— experimenter, experimentor, experimentator , n.
n. /ik sper"euh meuhnt/ ; v. /ek sper"euh ment'/ , n.
1. a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc.: a chemical experiment; a teaching experiment; an experiment in living.
2. the conducting of such operations; experimentation: a product that is the result of long experiment.
3. Obs. experience.
4. to try or test, esp. in order to discover or prove something: to experiment with a new procedure.
[ 1325-75; ME: proof experimentum. See EXPERIENCE, -MENT ]
Syn. 1. See trial. 2. research, investigation.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012